European University Cyprus: Coordinator of the Teachers 4.0 Digital project

Teachers 4.0 Digital, a €1.4 million flagship project, aims to tackle misinformation and promote digital literacy through education and training in European classrooms. The project will run for 3 years, from December 2023. The kick-off meeting took place in Athens on 1-2 February 2024.

European University Cyprus is the proud coordinator of this dynamic consortium consisting of 16 organisations from 7 countries, including renowned universities and teacher training colleges, public authorities in the field of education, adult education providers with extensive experience in the field of teacher training and European networks for media literacy and digital skills.

Digital literacy and tackling misinformation are among the top three digital skills needed for the 21st century. Teachers need to be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to empower their students to think critically, make informed choices online and stay safe, while continually building their resilience in the digital world.

The Teachers 4.0 Digital project offers a large-scale capacity-building application for initial training and continuous professional development for teachers and educators across Europe, with a focus on Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Poland and Romania. The kick-off meeting was an opportunity for the partners to get to know each other, exchange experiences and plan the first steps towards the project’s intended outcomes:

Development of a comprehensive training programme to guide teachers and educators on ways in which they can cultivate in their students the necessary skills to thrive in the digital age.

Designing a university course on combating misinformation and digital literacy

Development of an e-learning platform for the training of thousands of primary and secondary school teachers and educators to deliver the Teachers 4.0 Digital course in a blended learning format.

The ultimate objective of the project is to implement a large-scale training activity involving over 2,000 current and future teachers in the countries involved.

The project aims to create a wider impact by launching a public dialogue involving all stakeholders, contributing to digital literacy education policy reform at national and European level and providing long-term integrated guidance on issues related to tackling misinformation and promoting digital literacy.

Project partners: European University Cyprus (EUC – Cyprus – Project coordinator), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA – Greece), Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski (UNISOFIA – Bulgaria), West University of Timisoara (Romania), University of Lodz (Poland, UNIWERSYTET LODZKI), University of Palermo (UNIPA – Italy), Cyprus Pedagogical Institute (CPI – Cyprus), Institute of Educational Policy (IEP – Greece), Ministry of Education and Science (Bulgaria), Ministry of Education and Research (Romania), Athens Lifelong Learning Institute (ALLI – Greece), Mediawise Society (Asociatia Mediawise Society – Romania), Lodz Centre of Teacher Training and Vocational Education (ŁCDNiKP – Poland), CESIE (Italy), Research Innovation and Development Lab (ReadLab – Greece), European Association for Viewers Interests (EAVI – Belgium), ALL DIGITAL (Belgium).

Source: European University Cyprus | News (